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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seconhand Smoke Policy

Worksites prohibit smoking in both public and work areas*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,255 4,934 78.6 77.3-79.9 1,321 21.4 20.1-22.7
GENDER
Male 2,154 1,598 74.4 72.1-76.6 556 25.6 23.4-27.9
Female 4,101 3,336 82.1 80.7-83.5 765 17.9 16.5-19.3
RACE
White 4,665 3,749 79.9 78.3-81.3 916 20.1 18.7-21.7
African American 1,112 829 75.7 72.5-78.6 283 24.3 21.4-27.5
Asian 47 39 88.2 75.3-94.8 8 11.8 5.2-24.7
Native American 110 82 74.3 60.2-84.6 28 25.7 15.4-39.8
Other Minorities 274 194 71.4 63.5-78.2 80 28.6 21.8-36.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 297 205 70.3 62.8-76.9 92 29.7 23.1-37.2
-English Speaking 122 94 78.0 66.8-86.2 28 22.0 13.8-33.2
-Spanish Speaking 175 111 66.9 57.1-75.4 64 33.1 24.6-42.9
Non-Hispanic 5,952 4,724 79.3 77.9-80.5 1,228 20.7 19.5-22.1
AGE
18-24 348 254 72.7 65.9-78.6 94 27.3 21.4-34.1
25-34 1,382 1,087 79.3 76.5-81.9 295 20.7 18.1-23.5
35-44 1,687 1,315 78.1 75.5-80.4 372 21.9 19.6-24.5
45-54 1,601 1,274 79.6 77.0-81.9 327 20.4 18.1-23.0
55-64 967 780 79.6 76.0-82.7 187 20.4 17.3-24.0
65-74 204 171 80.0 70.8-86.8 33 20.0 13.2-29.2
75+ 34 27 82.0 61.7-92.8 7 18.0 7.2-38.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 508 313 61.8 56.0-67.4 195 38.2 32.6-44.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,642 1,175 70.8 68.0-73.4 467 29.2 26.6-32.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,700 1,327 78.3 75.7-80.7 373 21.7 19.3-24.3
College Graduate 2,399 2,113 88.0 86.1-89.6 286 12.0 10.4-13.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 289 178 62.5 53.6-70.6 111 37.5 29.4-46.4
$15,000- 24,999 905 631 67.7 63.5-71.6 274 32.3 28.4-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 824 610 73.8 69.9-77.4 214 26.2 22.6-30.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,063 831 77.8 74.6-80.8 232 22.2 19.2-25.4
$50,000-74,999 1,060 872 80.4 77.2-83.3 188 19.6 16.7-22.8
$75,000+ 1,291 1,129 87.8 85.5-89.9 162 12.2 10.1-14.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,170 885 75.2 71.9-78.3 285 24.8 21.7-28.1
No 4,986 3,977 79.5 78.1-81.0 1,009 20.5 19.0-21.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 566 431 76.2 71.6-80.2 135 23.8 19.8-28.4
Non-Veteran 5,591 4,417 78.7 77.3-80.1 1,174 21.3 19.9-22.7
Currently Serving 98 86 88.7 78.7-94.4 12 11.3 5.6-21.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the two worksite questions from Tobacco Indicator Module.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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